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Mud & Wood was founded in 2011 by husband-and-wife team Colin Ritchie and Féile Butler. A carpenter and an architect, Colin and Féile have been involved with cob building since 2005. In 2011, they completed their 3-bedroom cob-and-timber-frame family home in the north-west of Ireland. All Mud & Wood courses are taught in grounds of their experimental and inspirational home, or in the house itself. They are located about half way between Sligo and Ballina on the N59 in Co. Sligo.

Mud & Wood offers courses in environmentally-friendly, sustainable building and design. Specialising in earth construction (cob) and salvaged timber, our aim is to help you build, extend or renovate your home using natural, healthy and ecologically sound materials and methods. Building with cob will give you the freedom to sculpt your home, making it full of your personality while having a very low impact on the environment. Or you may prefer how to learn to build a timber cabin to gain some extra space for your home.

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